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Nov 09, 2021

Public Health America with Dr. William Latimer: Dr. William Lopez

Dr. William Latimer speaks with Dr. William D. Lopez, a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and teaches classes on the social determinants of health, health communication, and the impacts of immigration enforcement and police violence on communities of color. The son of a Mexican immigrant mother and Texan father, he grew up in San Antonio, TX, before attending the University of Notre Dame. He received his PhD in Public Health at the University of Michigan, and continues to do research and advocacy with and about mixed-status communities throughout the US. Dr. Lopez is a public health professor whose research and advocacy considers how immigration enforcement harms health and fractures families and communities. In this episode, he will discuss the violence and damage of immigration home and work raids and consider the importance of learning from the communities–including many of our own–who experience immigration violence. Dr. Lopez briefly discusses his book, Separated: Family and Community in the Aftermath of an Immigration Raid, William D. Lopez details the incredible strain that immigration raids place on Latino communities—and the families and friends who must recover from their aftermath. 11/09/21.

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